"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. We worked day and night in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you." 1 Thessalonians 2:8-9

This blog is much more than our family and our crazy antics. After being overseas in Haiti for 4 years we prayed about coming back to the States and just still felt like God was going to use our family overseas...so here we go again. The big move to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and now the school growing and moving to Barbados. We just can't seem to rest until our family can love as many as we can to relationships with Christ. We always feel so blessed to meet the many people we get to serve with overseas, and of course love that you are reading with us as we serve in a new culture!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Adding More Kids to Our Home

My role has tranistioned a bit in our move here.  With 3 young kids I don't get to be as involved in the school as I would love, and yet I get the privilege of being with my kiddos.  To be honest, it has been a bit of a transition I've always been such a people person and wanting lots of contact with people and until Brice gets home each day from work at the school, I am with the kids and the neighbor ladies.  We laugh as Brice is such an introvert and he is now the one meeting with all the people, entertaining visitors at the school, and teaching.  God sure knows us so well where we need to be stretched.

We'd been praying for a way as I watched and taught the kids how we could still impact the community from our home.  Plus lately on our street there have been a ton of crimes.  A man was killed during a home robbery 2 houses down and another home down the street was burglarized.  So, as we prayed I wanted a way for the community to not be scared but be more focused and united on a better home. 

Mitch and Tiffany Reed, new friends from Texas (have we mentioned we love visitors?) came this past week and helped so much here.  They put fans in the girls dorm rooms....how nice to have in this heat and they helped get some computers hooked up to the internet and so much more.  And yesterday Tiffancy was the biggest help to me!  She went door to door to all our neighborhood community with Naiyah, Pax, and I to pass out fliers inviting our into our home every week for kids club.  And it starts today!  We passed out 40 fliers just in our block radius.  I decided that though there were more close homes with kids, I needed to stop there.  Brice and I can't handle any more than that at this point:)  I have no clue if any will show up, but we are praying.  We're teaching manners & etiquette, games, music, crafts, and Bible stories.  I kept seeing so many cute kids on the street that I kept extending the ages.....so we'll see who shows up:) 

Since there are no street addresses, it was a bit hard to give directions.  So pray that is not a hinderance!  My neighbor informed me that the way I directed them to our house I have them going to the next street over, since you go by landmarks...whoops:)  She said even being my neighbor, she could not have found it.  Still lots to learn here even after being here a few months!

So pray for our community today to grow in fear of the Lord, not in fear of man.....

1 comment:

  1. Praying. Love your heart and love for everyone!